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World’s Largest Accelerator Initiative Launches in Dubai

by • July 21, 2016 • No Comments


Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. [Image: Emirates 24/7 News]

If countries had a tag line, the United Arab Emirates can do well to adopt “Go Big or Go Home” for its own. The small country is known for its grand visions and actually excellenter affluence as home to air conditioned beaches, man-made islands in the shape of palm trees, and towers of each shape, form, and technology. The national animal may as well be the construction crane and that is only the way the government likes things.

Never shy of assisting business and technology initiatives, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Crown Prince of Dubai, has revealed the creation of a new accelerator campaign for Dubai called Dubai Future Accelerators. It is not timid entrance, but instead can exist as the world’s biggest accelerator program for government services and can be managed through the Dubai Future Foundation. The thought is to manufacture significant funding on the market to ensure that all those who can offer to the rapid deployment of transformative technologies have the opportunity to do so. Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation explained the thought with enthusiasm:

“Those lucky adequate to be selected can get to experience firsthand how readily we can move mountains together, how quickly we turn it into alter, and how anything is possible. Let it begin here in Dubai, but let it touch the entire world.”

Dubai Future Foundation Office

Dubai Future Foundation Office.

One of the technologies to that the accelerator is dedicated is 3D printing, and nowhere is this additional obvious than in the office assembling in that they have their headquarters. The entire assembling was turn it intod in only 17 days via 3D printing devices as the major means of fabrication, an area in that Dubai is quickly becoming a world leader. So there is no doubt that this accelerator can be receptive to applications of those who can assist hustle the boundaries of the application of 3D printing to a wide variety of situations. Sheikh Hamdan mentioned Dubai’s ongoing dedication to bringing a major role:

“Throughout history, Dubai has turn it intod and return it intod the government and industries it needs in order to take advantage of the world’s many significant trends and opportunities. From the creation of Emirates Airlines to our world major ports, business centers and tourist infrastructure, we have always synonymous what is needed upcoming and done what was necessary to manufacture it take place. Currently we go on that system by launching Dubai Future Accelerators. We invite all those across the world who want to turn it into a advantageous next to come to Dubai and assist us turn it into a advantageous next.”

Dubai-SkylineThese aren’t only empty promises. Truly, Dubai is eager to put its money where its mouth is and has shown an ongoing dedication to doing so. Obviously, there is a vetting system in place and a call is being issued to innovators the world over to submit their proposals. The thoughts that are deemed the many promising can see their creators flown to Dubai where they can be given dedicated work space, full access to say of the art technologies, area experts, and government assist to hustle their thoughts of paper to project. The CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, Saif Al Aleeli, insists this is various than traditional accelerator programs in additional than only scale:

“This is not a traditional accelerator program. This is not of marketing plans and search engine optimization. This is of connecting your thoughts and technologys with the individuals who have the power to manufacture them real. This is of creating and testing real proof concepts and prototypes at the city-wide scale.”

So those with excellent thoughts may be set to Go Big and Go to Dubai. Discuss additional in the Dubai Accelerated Technology forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Source: Emirates 24/7 News]